Brian M. Kennedy Author of Evaluating Organization Development
FEATURED AUTHOR

Brian M. Kennedy

CTO
Targeted Convergence Corporation

Brian was Chief Architect of i2 Technologies’ Supply Chain Planner, applying lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, and advanced optimization to supply chain planning & scheduling, generating billions of dollars of value for i2’s customers. Brian holds a dozen patents on the inventions that set apart that software. As co-founder and CTO of Targeted Convergence Corporation, Brian is responsible for the systems engineering of TCC’s Success Assured® software and the associated training.

Biography

Brian is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) who has spent more than 25 years designing complex software systems. He was Chief Architect of i2 Technologies’ Supply Chain Planner and Demand Fulfillment applications, applying Toyota lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, and advanced optimization to the planning and scheduling of the larger supply chain, helping to establish a new market space (Supply Chain Management) and generating billions of dollars of value for i2’s customers. Brian was named the first i2 Fellow and holds a dozen patents on the inventions that were the basis for those software systems. As co-founder and CTO of Targeted Convergence Corporation, Brian is responsible for the systems engineering of TCC’s Success Assured® software and the associated training that is built upon the concepts and methodologies revealed in this book.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Systems Engineering, Multi-Objective Decision-Making and Optimization, Multi-Discipline Collaboration, Multi-Dimensional Visualization, Set-Based Concurrent Engineering, Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving, Ideation and TRIZ, Design Thinking, Artificial Intelligence

Personal Interests

    Mixed Martial Arts (Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Juijitsu, Taekwondo, Boxing), Skiing, Hiking

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Success Is Assured: Kennedy - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Systems Engineering Journal

Reducing Rework by Applying Set‐Based Practices Early in the Systems Engineering Process


Published: May 21, 2013 by Systems Engineering Journal
Authors: Brian M. Kennedy, Durward K. Sobek II, Michael N. Kennedy
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting

Rework that occurs late in the product life cycle is far more expensive. A number of product development practices that have been characterized as a shift from developing a single‐point design to developing a set of possible designs have proven effective at reducing development rework. This paper refines the definitions of such “set‐based” development practices and shows how they can be applied to the systems engineering process in order to reduce or eliminate the root causes of rework.